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Catholic Online Resources (COR) offers a Roman Catholic homily writing service specifically designed to assist Priests, Deacons and Lay Preachers with their weekly sermons. For those times when, despite your best efforts, your busy schedule or unexpected interruptions keep you from finding time to properly prepare your homilies, or when you need a fresh idea for an upcoming sermon, Catholic Online Resources' homily service is here to help you deliver a relevant, high impact message.
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If you are like me, you may have spent many Sundays in church simply to meet an obligation. Receiving our Lord in the Eucharist can become routine and monotonous. If that is the case, then let’s put an end to it right here and now. Let us ask God to open our eyes to the great gift He offers us every Sunday, indeed every day. And let us beg the Holy Spirit to really transform us along with the bread and wine so that we can become like Jesus whom we receive.Add to cart
It is easy to get confused trying to put this mystery into words. However, it is the central mystery of our faith and it is important for us to understand it as best we can, though we can never fully grasp it. That is why the Church gives us this celebration every year – to grow deeper in our knowledge of the reality of this God of love. It is not a merely intellectual exercise but an invitation to praise God who is beyond anything we can hope for our imagine.Add to cart
All of us strive to make this parish a place where the Risen Christ is encountered. However, ultimately the Holy Spirit is in charge. Our life as Christians simply requires that we allow Him to lead us wherever He wills. If we do that, like the apostles, people will come to know Jesus through us. Then nothing will be impossible for us.Add to cart
By God’s providence, we have plenty of water not only to drink but to bathe ourselves and to wash our clothes. By God’s grace, we have abundant water of another kind – the Holy Spirit, a fountain of living water flowing up from within the heart of every baptized believer. The challenge to us is to go to that wellspring of life and vitality, to drink deeply from it, and with the power it provides to change our lives and our world.Add to cart
In today’s gospel, we hear Jesus’ prayer to the Father. In it He says, “Father, they are your gift to me.” Imagine that – Jesus considers you and me to be a gift to Him! Then He goes on to say, “I wish that where I am they also may be with me.” Jesus’ deep desire is that we be with Him in Heaven. This should give us great confidence and an unshakeable hope.Add to cart
Jesus is victorious over sin and death. He has gone ahead of us to the right hand of the Father. From there, He controls the destiny of the world. He promises that one day He will reveal Himself to all the world. On that day, there will be no doubt that He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Until that day, we walk by faith, bearing difficulties with the strength He provides and thanking Him for every blessing we receive along the way.Add to cart
We all long for peace. In hopes of achieving it, we try to avoid conflict by embracing a false sense of tolerance or an attitude of indifference. However, Jesus teaches us that the only way to reach real and lasting peace is by keeping His commandments, even when it means being rejected by others and persecuted. The peace that comes as a result of being faithful to God and having Him live within us cannot be taken away.Add to cart
Jesus tells us in today’s second reading, “Behold, I make all things new.” All things are made new in Christ through love. That renewal begins, first of all, with our hearts. Once we are transformed by love, our families begin to change. Once our families begin to change, our Church becomes fully alive and active. Once our Church becomes fully alive and active, our society becomes more civil and just. Once our society becomes more civil and just, our world can finally know peace. It is a dream that will only be fully realized at the end of time.Add to cart
The Catholic spiritual writer, Ralph Martin, calls prayer “paying attention to Jesus.” We cannot hear His gentle voice, however, if we are surrounded by noise. Taking a few moments everyday to shut everything off and find a quiet place to listen to the voice of our Good Shepherd will ease our burden of anxiety, restore peace to our souls and lift our spirits with a quiet joy that no one can take from us. With the assurance that God knows, loves and protects us, we will no longer need all that noise to drown out our fears, self-doubts and worries.Add to cart
The ministry of Saint Peter which continues through the Bishop of Rome is a great blessing for us as believers and for the whole world. Because of it, we are not left on our own to figure out what Jesus taught and how to apply it to our modern lives. Most importantly, we are not left to the changing opinions and fashions of the world around us which dismisses the dignity of human life and reduces people to consumers. Because Jesus’ left His authority to teach, sanctify and guide us to the Church, we can walk confidently in the light of God’s truth and experience the joy of Christ’s presence with us along the way.Add to cart
Pope Francis tells us, “wherever there are Christians, everyone should find an oasis of mercy.” By practicing love, forgiveness and compassion, we bring the Heavenly Father’s love, forgiveness and compassion into this broken world. Jesus gives us this mission. It can seem daunting and overwhelming, but He offers us His Body and Blood to strengthen us and His Holy Spirit to guide us. Since He has showered us with so many blessings, how could we not share them with those we meet? If we can find the courage to do so, then we too will become missionaries of mercy bringing light to the dark places of our world.Add to cart
And so, the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead makes all the difference in the world. Without it, Jesus would just be another rabble-rouser whom the Romans put to death. Now, because of it, we can proclaim with the apostles that He is Lord and Messiah, our King and Savior. Because of it, we know that we too will share His victory over death if we join His struggle against sin. Hope and joy fills our hearts because Jesus is truly risen.Add to cart